[LinuxBIOS] RE: Does LinuxBIOS support the Mac Mini?

Greg Watson gwatson at lanl.gov
Mon Aug 29 21:08:00 CEST 2005

The short answer to your question is no, it's not supported. If the  
mini is like other Apple machines then getting chipset documentation  
is impossible. Of course, with the appropriate documentation, a mini  
port would be relatively straight forward.


On Aug 26, 2005, at 8:00 AM, Angel wrote:

> Well, the wiki says it supports the PPC series MPC74xx, MPC4xx and  
> MPC7xx. The CPU built in the Mac Mini is a MPC7447 (revision B I  
> believe), so I think it should be supported, shouldn't it?
> The wiki also says the Motorola northbridge MPC107 is supported.  
> According to this page ( http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/site/ 
> prod_summary.jsp?code=MPC107 ) this chipset seems to be only  
> suitable for older CPU up to the MPC7410. I couldn't find any  
> information about the chipset used in the Mac Mini. But as Apple is  
> just an OEM, it should be from Motorola/Freescale as well.
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